Joy Harjo was born in 1951 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A writer of the Muscogee Nation, Harjo’s work is often informed by First Nation storytelling, mythology, and poetic traditions. Harjo is a critically acclaimed poet, whose awards include the Wallace Stevens Award and the Ruth Lilly Award. In 2019, she was named the U.S. Poet Laureate. She most recently wrote An American Sunrise (W. W. Norton, 2019).
Installing Joy Harjo, from "Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings"
Installation photos courtesy of Battery Park City Authority
Joy Harjo, excerpt from “Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings” from Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings. Copyright © 2015 by Joy Harjo. Used by permission of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
The Poetry Path is made possible through a partnership with Battery Park City Authority, partners in design and fabrication of the Poetry Path, with additional support from our Outreach Partner, Goldman Sachs. Special thanks to the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation for funding the Poetry Path planning process, and to the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation for supporting Poetry Path educational initiatives for youth and children.